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Death by the Book

(The first book in the Poison Ink Mystery series)
A novel by

Inspired by classic fiction and Miss Buncle's Book. Death by the Book questions what happens when you throw a murder into idyllic small town England.

July 1936

When Georgette Dorothy Marsh’s dividends fall along with the banks, she decides to write a book. Her only hope is to bring her account out of overdraft and possibly buy some hens.  The problem is that she has so little imagination she uses her neighbors for inspiration. 

She little expects anyone to realize what she’s done.  So when Chronicles of Harper’s Bend becomes a bestseller, her neighbors are questing to find out just who this “Joe Johns” is and punish him.  

Things escalate beyond what anyone would imagine when one of her prominent characters turns up dead.  It seems that the fictional end Georgette had written for the character spurred a real-life murder.  Now to find the killer before it is discovered who the author is and she becomes the next victim.

Book ONE in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Marsh might be a quiet wallflower and treated as such, but it’s time for this wallflower to blossom.  Are you ready to journey with her as she decides to craft a new life?  If so, you’ll love Miss Marsh!  For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Paperback

Title: Death by the Book: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries)
Author(s): Beth Byers
ISBN: 1-09-099752-3 / 978-1-09-099752-4
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Death by the Book: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Beth Byers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU